Scleranthus annuus L.


Annual Knawel, Knawel, Sclearanthus

ID Characteristics

  • Life cycle: Winter annual
  • Growth Habit: Low clumps that is prostrate and spreading
  • Propagation:
  • Leaf Margin: Smooth
  • Leaf Hairs: None
  • Leaf Structure: Linear with a sharp tip
  • Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
  • Root Type: Taproot with fibrous roots
  • Flower Color: Green and inconspicuous


Similar Species

  • Burrweed, Lawn or Spurweed Soliva sessillis
  • Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata
  • Lawn-moss Byrum argenteum
  • Parsley-piert Alchemilla microcarpa
  • Spurries Spergula,spp.

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control options not available
  • Post Emergence: Selective control option not available

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